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Toshiro Izumi Interview

Date: March 2, 2010
Location: Los Angeles, California
Videographer: Kirk Peterson
Densho ID: ddr-manz-1-90
02:45:55
27 segments
Nisei male. Born May 7, 1918, in Villa Park, California. Grew up on Terminal Island, California, where father was a fisherman. During World War II, removed to the Tulare Assembly Center, California, and the Gila River concentration camp, Arizona. After leaving camp, relocated to Detroit, Michigan, before being drafted into the Military Intelligence Service. Served in Japan as an interpreter during the war crimes trials. Eventually returned to California.
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Interview location: Los Angeles, California Father's family background Segment 1 of 27 [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Los Angeles, California Father's immigration to the United States Segment 2 of 27 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Los Angeles, California Mother's family background Segment 3 of 27 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Los Angeles, California Father's early life in the U.S.: farming and fishing Segment 4 of 27 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Los Angeles, California Growing up on Terminal Island: attending Japanese language school Segment 5 of 27 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Los Angeles, California Participating in kendo Segment 6 of 27 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Los Angeles, California Father's involvement in numerous community groups Segment 7 of 27 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Los Angeles, California Participating in sports as a child Segment 8 of 27 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Los Angeles, California Growing up amongst other ethnic groups Segment 9 of 27 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Los Angeles, California Celebrating holidays Segment 10 of 27 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Los Angeles, California Taking a ferry to attend junior high school Segment 11 of 27 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Los Angeles, California Celebrating New Year's: parents make sake Segment 12 of 27 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Los Angeles, California Working on weekends for extra money Segment 13 of 27 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Los Angeles, California Helping at family store after graduating from high school Segment 14 of 27 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Los Angeles, California Visiting Japan with kendo group Segment 15 of 27 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Los Angeles, California Hearing about the bombing of Pearl Harbor: unable to take ferry home Segment 16 of 27 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Los Angeles, California Dealing with restrictions after the bombing of Pearl Harbor Segment 17 of 27 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Los Angeles, California Planning to "voluntarily evacuate" Segment 18 of 27 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Los Angeles, California The day of mass removal: sent to the Tulare Assembly Center, California Segment 19 of 27 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Los Angeles, California Adjusting to difficult conditions in camp Segment 20 of 27 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Los Angeles, California Working in camp store Segment 21 of 27 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Los Angeles, California Social activities in camp Segment 22 of 27 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Los Angeles, California Living camp for Detroit Segment 23 of 27 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Los Angeles, California Drafted into the Military Intelligence Service Segment 24 of 27 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Los Angeles, California Observing changes in Japan after the war Segment 25 of 27 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Los Angeles, California Returning to California Segment 26 of 27 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Los Angeles, California Participating in reunions of former Terminal Islanders Segment 27 of 27 [ Previous segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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